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Undergraduate Advising

Immaculata’s academic advisors and academic coaches will assist you as you navigate your university experience and work toward your goals.

If you are a full-time, traditional undergraduate, you can get additional assistance with deciding on a major, adding a minor to your degree, improving your study skills, or finding a tutor or academic coach.

Academic Advising

Academic advisors are here to assist you at all points along your collegiate journey by providing general academic advice, guidance and coaching, regardless of your class year or major. If you are in the process of exploring options for a major, transitioning between majors, or choosing a minor to enhance your degree, advisors will assist you in finding the program that matches your personality, skills, and talents. Academic advisors work one-on-one with you as you explore options. Advisors will also help you decide on an academic course plan that will enable you to enroll in classes that interest you while satisfying liberal arts core requirements, which helps keep you on track to graduation.

Academic Coaching

Academic coaches will meet with you individually or in a group to help you understand and practice individualized learning tactics. You can receive guidance in several areas, including:

  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Developing study habits
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Organizational skills
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Time management

Academic coaching is a free service that allows you to meet with a coach on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis to ensure you stay on track with your studies.

Early Alert Notifications

Starfish™ is an online early alert system that helps you engage with your professors, advisor and other support staff. Our faculty and staff will reach out to you when you deserve special recognition and/or when you may need some additional assistance. You can make appointments with your instructors and advisor and receive feedback regarding your academic performance.

First@IU Mentoring

Are you one of the first in your family to attend college? Then congratulations on a great achievement! We know college is challenging—and we know those challenges can sometimes be more difficult for first-generation students—so we’ve launched First@IU, a unique program dedicated to helping students succeed as they progress on their academic journeys.

First@IU helps you connect with other first-generation students, build a strong and collaborative network and meet mentors made up of faculty and staff from various backgrounds who were first-generation students themselves. You’ll find people who can relate to what you’re feeling and experiencing, explain the support services available to you, and cheer you on as you work toward your degree. What’s more, you’ll learn about resources to help you pay for college, build skills for academic success, feel more encouraged and empowered, and plan for your career!

Learn more by contacting academicadvising@immaculata.edu.

First Year Experience Program

The First Year Experience (FYE) program helps to acclimate you to the rigors and challenges of college work and life. The classroom portion of FYE tackles topics such as stress management, college policies, and career development. Each FYE course instructor is assisted by a student mentor who can help guide you through your first semester at Immaculata.


In addition to classroom discussions, you will participate in large group activities that will enhance your understanding of Immaculata’s mission and values.

Strategies for Academic Success

The Strategies for Academic Success (SAS 100) course assists incoming students who can benefit from additional academic skills development. The course introduces you to college learning and emphasizes the development of strong study skills that will prepare you for academic success. Some of the course topics include note-taking skills, learning styles, test preparation/taking, critical thinking, reading and more. You will leave this course with effective learning methods that can be applied to all of your college courses. All new students are invited to enroll; some students will be required to participate as a condition of their acceptance to Immaculata University.

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